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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎132] (275/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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with supplies from Bushehr, succeeded in approaching, boarding and
capturing two Dutch gallivats that lay immediately under the gam
o£ the Kharag fort. After this exploit, M5r Mahanna in person made
a descent on the island with about 100 men and even approached tie
fort • but, on a party of 25 Europeans with two field guns turning out
to engage him, be took flight under cover of some rocks and escaped by
sea As a precaution against the recurrence of such attempts, the forti
fications of Kharag were then added to, and a wall was built to encta
some habitations and warehouses that had hitherto stood in the open
Mr. van der Hnlet did not enjoy the favour of the Dutch ^Governor o
Batavia, to whom he was subordinate, and in or about 1761 he was
recalled to headquarters; but'at Bandar'Abbas he quitted the ship on
which he was travelling, placed himself under the protection of the
British, and returned to Europe vid Bombay.
TheDntoh Mr. van derHulst was followed in office by Mr. Buschman, *ho
settlement had been one of the original members of the Dutch staff on arag,
under Mr 8 an d of whose eccentric personality tbe traveller Niebuhr has e an
mtT"' interesting account. His two predecessors had been constantly on bad
terms, and sometimes at open war, with their Arab neighbours, especia y
Mir Mahanna; but Mr. Buscbman was able, by better management,
to establish more satisfactory relations. On Mir Mahanna deputing a
principal man with an armed escort to discuss matters with him ami
perhaps to seize tbe Dutch settlement if an opportunity of doing s.
should present itself—Mr. Bnscbman made such a judiciously osten a-
tious display of all bis military resources as led the envoy to pronounce
tlie fort impregnable and to persuade his master to agree to the con i
tions desired by the Dutch,
History of The Dutch Factory at Bandar 'Abbas continued m existence fur about
Factorial five years after the foundation of the settlement on Kharag, and for a
'AbMsfrom time the staff there maintained a close competition with the British in the
1753 till its Kirmail wool tra ae, sometimes offering to pay 10 Shahis a maund more
1759™ ln than the British Linguist would give. The British on their part neglected
no means of competition but secured specimens of Dutch cloth b o 0
which sold well, ascertained the prices, and caused imitations to be manu
factured in England and the trade of the Dutch in woollens graduall) cea^
at Bandar 'Abbas, where after 1754 they imported no more goods o
kind. At length it became known that the Dutch intended to retire fro
Bandar 'Abbas, and about the end of 1758 a vessel arrived there, on ' ^
most of their goods and the treasure of their Factory were remoH

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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